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Visual Studio Code, also called Code/VS Code/VSCode, is a source-code editor made by Microsoft for Windows, Linux, and macOS. It includes support for debugging, syntax highlighting, intelligent code completion, snippets, code refactoring, and embedded Git.

 

It also includes support for custom themes that allows you to choose a color palette that minimizes your eye strain. This article will explore the top five Visual Studio Code themes that will enable you to maximize your productivity while enjoying a better visual experience with your favorite code editor.

 

Top 5 Visual Studio Code Themes that you should try

 

1. One Dark Pro

One Dark Pro is one of the most downloaded themes for Visual Studio Code editor. It is based on Atom's iconic default One Dark theme. It is highly suitable for developers who prefer dark mode as it adds well-blended color schemes and visually pleasing styles. If you are using Visual Studio Code, you may like to try it out.

 

To install the "One Dark Pro" theme using the Extensions menu, search for "One Dark Pro". Don't forget to apply the theme once installed successfully.

 

 

2. Night Owl

Night Owl is a Visual Studio Code theme that has been fine-tuned for developers who like to code late into the night. The color choices and styles are perfectly suitable for people with color blindness and working in low-light circumstances. It also adds a Light Owl Theme for easy viewing in daylight.

 

To install the "Night Owl" theme using the Extensions menu, search for "Night Owl". Don't forget to apply the theme once installed successfully.

 

 

3. GitHub Theme

GitHub Theme for VS Code is available in various variants: Light Default, Light High Contrast, Light Colorblind, Dark Default, Dark High Contrast, Dark Colorblind, and Dark Dimmed in addition to GitHub Light and GitHub Dark themes.

 

To install the "GitHub" theme using the Extensions menu, search for "GitHub Theme" and select the one you want to use. Don't forget to apply the theme once installed successfully.

 

 

4. Winter is Coming

Winter is Coming - Yes, it is! Then why not select a theme that best suits the upcoming season? It comes in three variants: Light, Dark, and Dark with Italics.

 

To install the "Winter is Coming" theme using the Extensions menu, search for "Winter is Coming". Don't forget to apply the theme once installed successfully.

 

 

5. SynthWave '84

If you love the Neon theme, this Visual Studio Code theme (SynthWave '84) is for you. You can customize it further by turning on/off the neon glow. As of v0.1.0, no external extensions are needed to activate the glow effect!

 

To install the "SynthWave '84" theme using the Extensions menu, search for "SynthWave '84". Don't forget to apply the theme once installed successfully.